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The Quantum Technology in Your Pocket

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Channel: DoS - Domain of Science
Categories: Physics   |   Science   |   Technology  
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You might not know that you use quantum technologies every day pretty much constantly. Here I have summarised five of them, but there are many others. Quantum physics is often seen as a weird part of physics, far removed from our every day lives but this couldnt be further from the truth. The entire modern world exists because of our understanding of quantum physics!

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Some links to interesting info if you would like to find out more:
Forbes: What has quantum mechanics ever done for us.
Scientific American interview.
Smithsonian practical uses of quantum mechanics. quantum technologies
LCD vs LED screens
How an LED works
Difference between CCD and CMOS
Invention of the transistor.
History of semiconductors.
Veritasium explains transistors well
Explanation of a photodetector
Hyperfine splitting of a caesium atom
Helium Neon Laser
Energy Bands

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